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Prostate cancer to be explored at Aug. 28 Men's Fellowship Breakfast

-added 08/24/10

Ann Arbor - The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center will host a Men's Fellowship Breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Marriott Conference Center at Eagle Crest, 1275 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti. The free event will focus on the effects and risks of prostate cancer, new guidelines for PSA testing and recent prostate cancer research.

A hot breakfast, door prizes and discussions about prostate cancer led by expert speakers will be offered to attendees.

Speakers will include:

  • Maha Hussain, M.D.,
    U-M professor of medicine and urology and associate director of clinical research at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center whose research focuses on prostate cancer therapy

  • Jeffrey Montgomery, M.D.,
    U-M associate professor of urology who clinically treats prostate cancer

  • Freddie Scott,
    prostate cancer survivor and former NFL wide receiver for the Detroit Lions and 2001 College Football Hall of Fame inductee

  • Gareth Warren, M.D.,
    U-M urology resident with interests in health disparities and minority populations

Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in American men, according to the American Cancer Society. Overall, the lifetime risk for developing prostate cancer is about 1 in 6.

"In particular, African American men are disproportionately affected by prostate cancer," says Aisha Langford, director of community outreach at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center. "The Men's Fellowship Breakfast series is a fun and informative way to bridge the gap between this community and our academic medical center. With this event we hope to raise awareness of prostate cancer and to provide information as to why research is critical to finding better treatments."

Men's Fellowship Breakfast

Time:8:30-11 a.m.
Date: Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010
Location: Marriott Conference Center at Eagle Crest, 1275 South Huron St., Ypsilantibr />
Information: To register, call 734-998-7071 or visit Outreach Events Schedule.

Written by Tara Hasouris; contact by phone: 734-764-2220 or by E-mail: tarahaso@umich.edu.

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